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Embroidery Designer

What do Embroidery Designers do? Where do Embroidery Designers work? FS takes a look:

About Embroidery Designers

Embroidery design is a specialized field within the fashion design industry. Unlike fashion design, which involves designing clothing, embroidery design deals with decorating articles of clothing, handbags, and other accessories with unique stitching or creative patterns. While embroidery is most popular in the world of fashion, it is also used in the automotive industry, furniture design, toy manufacturing, home accessories, and more. 

Costume Designer

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About Costume Designers

Costume designers are considered “specialty” fashion designers. They create looks for characters for television, film, and stage productions. Depending on the project, stage designers may be required to create costumes based on strict specifications or they may have the freedom to create from their own vision of what they think the character should wear. Some costume designers revamp existing costumes to fit the production at hand.

Computer-Aided Designer

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About Computer-Aided Designers

Computer-aided designers in the fashion industry use computer software to create sketches and other designs used to create clothes, accessories, shoes, intimate apparel, and more. Computer-aided design or “CAD” is fast becoming the future of sketching in the fashion industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a growing number of fashion designers translate hand sketches to the computer, which allows designers to view designs of clothing on virtual models and in various colors and shapes. This saves time by requiring fewer adjustments of prototypes and samples later.

Children’s Clothing Designer

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About Children’s Clothing Designes

Children’s clothing designers design clothing for children and teens of all ages. Some may specialize in clothing for babies, while others may focus on fashions for tweens and teens. Children’s clothing designers may also design accessories, shoes, and sleepwear for kids of all ages.


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About Buyers

Apparel Business Owner

What do Apparel Business Owners do? Where do Apparel Business Owners work? FS takes a look:

About Apparel Business Owners

Apparel business owners may own a shop that sells clothing and accessories made by other designers, they might sell their own designs, or a combination of both. Whether the shop sells the owners designs or not, apparel business owners are responsible for every aspect of the business from the layout and design of the shop to buying to marketing to accounting. If the shop sells the owners’ designs exclusively, the owner is also responsible for production and distribution.  

 Account Executive

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About Account Executives

Account executives in the fashion industry are responsible for selling and promotions. They help promote and sell everything from retail chains to exclusive designer brands. Without the help of an account executive, your Sunday paper might not be filled with full-page Macy’s or Apple Store ads!

Trenholm State Technical College

Trenholm State Technical College: Apparel & Designs Special Training Certificate1, 2, & 3.
Montgomery, Alabama
Department of Apparel & Designs

The Apparel and Designs curriculum at Trenholm State is structured to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to produce safe and proficient services and quality products in the apparel field. Emphasis is placed on interior design in order to improve the function, safety, and aesthetics of interior spaces. In the program, students learn how to tailor and design apparel, identify and work with different types of textiles and analyze body figure types for design considerations. The program also focuses on implementing effective merchandising strategies and applying professional work ethics for careers in the Apparel and Designs Field or related fields. 

Collins College

Collins College: Fashion Design & Merchandising.
Phoenix, Arizona
Department of Fashion Design and Merchandising

The Fashion Design & Merchandising program at Collins College gives students a comprehensive overview of the fashion industry and stresses the importance of learning both the design side and business side of fashion. Students who successfully complete the fashion program will have a clear understanding of the entire industry, which makes them more valuable assets in the workplace.

Harding University

Harding University: Fashion Merchandising/ Interiors Merchandising.
Searcy, Arkansas
Family and Consumer Sciences Department

The fashion merchandising/interiors merchandising programs at Harding University are structured to give Christian students the skills and knowledge they need to take leadership roles in the merchandising industry. Graduates are trained to provide effective design service at their place of work, while helping companies achieve their merchandising objectives and goals. The fashion department uses the latest teaching methods in conjunction with hands on experience to create the most effective learning environment possible in fashion and interiors merchandising.